Ring Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Marcie Centi received a huge surprise from the local Office Max – over $1,000 in school supplies for her classroom! Store Manager Tom Bihler and Technology Supervisor Steve Adams, with the help of Principal Connie Foster and Mrs. Centi’s students caught her coming back to her classroom. Mrs. Centi received a new chair and supplies including a laminator, staplers, notebooks and pens and pencils to name just a few of them hundreds of supplies.
The surprise was part of Office Max’s “A Day Made Better” campaign where the company awards 1,000 teachers across the nation with classroom supplies. Over the past five years, over 5,500 teachers have been honored.
“I hope all of you understand the amount of time and money that your teacher, and all teachers, do to be good teachers,” said Mr. Bihler to the students. “We know that every year teachers spend an average of $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies. A Day Made Better is just our way of giving back to our local community and honoring a teacher each year.”
The local Office Max also presented Mrs. Foster with $1,500 worth of office supplies for the entire Ring Elementary School’s use. These supplies were part of a special, local supply drive where customers could donate a school supply at the register.
“I so much appreciate this donation,” said Mrs. Centi. “I can’t thank Office Max enough as this will definitely help the students in my classroom.”